Members vote to pass healthcare agreement

We fought hard for this agreement at the bargaining table and through our organizing. Now we escalate our fight for a fair contract for the Schools LA Students Deserve. The recent school tragedies bring renewed urgency to achieving our demands.

UTLA Supports February 24 Community Forum

The UTLA House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a motion to endorse the Black Lives Matter in Schools National Week of Action, Feb. 5-9, and to support a February 24th forum here in Los Angeles co-sponsored with Black Lives Matter, the ACLU, Public Counsel, and others.

Black History Month Resources

To help you integrate Black History Month into your classroom, NEA and AFT offers a selection of lesson plans that cover a variety subjects and that can be adapted to fit multiple grade levels.

President's Perspective
The healthcare victory is our launching pad

While many California Democrats will say publicly that they oppose Janus, privatizers like Antonio Villaraigosa and his longtime colleague Marshall Tuck — both running for state office in 2018 — will do the bidding of their financial backers and secretly push to undermine teacher unions and our right to collectively bargain.

UTLA helps DACA renewals through grant

Last September 5, President Trump tried to put an end to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, better known as the DACA program, which since 2012 has been the only immigration relief available for thousands of immigrant youth who immigrated with their parents or guardians to the U.S. at a very young age.

Press Release
Healthcare TA Reached Between LAUSD and all Eight Unions

A three-year tentative agreement will be voted on by all LAUSD employee unions in coming weeks. With unions standing united against any healthcare cuts, a Tentative Agreement was reached Thursday, Jan. 18, between the district and all eight employee unions.

News of Supt. Michelle King’s Medical Leave, Retirement

As educators across Los Angeles, we send our support to Dr. Michelle King, and stand in steadfast solidarity with her in her battle against cancer. As a Los Angeles Unified School District student, parent, support staff, educator, and administrator, Dr. King brought decades of public education experience to her role as Superintendent.

President's Perspective
Our connections with each other make us strong

We don’t have to look too far back into 2017 to be reminded of the importance of our connections with each other, in schools and across schools, and the importance of our union to all of us. Very early in the morning on Tuesday, December 5, we started getting calls and texts from members who were at schools near the Creek fire in Sylmar and from even more schools that were affected dramatically by the air-quality issues resulting from the fire. 

Update on school cleanup and makeup days

We continue to be in regular contact with LAUSD officials and State Superintendent Tom Torlakson, advocating for state support so that LAUSD is not financially penalized for this unprecedented natural disaster. We know there are many pending areas of concern, including how to handle the major disruption to final exams and elementary reports cards.